Sunday, May 20, 2012

The almost GaZillion Dollar Fireworks Display and How you can Help Me

The almost GaZillion Dollar Fireworks Display and How you can Help Me

Before the Fireworks - We Need your Help!
Chris Oliver is a Writer, Director, Editor and Videographer. His company is CCO Productions and he does excellent work.  905-269-3871

Chris has produced the following video that features my business. It is entitled “A CFDC Success Story - Murray's Story – Ontario” or found on YouTube at

As you will see this video is about my personal connections with the Northumberland CFDC and how much they helped me with the starting up and running of Misty Hollow Carving. In 2008 my dream to launch a business became a reality.

This year and in these few short days, until May 23rd, this next Wednesday, there is a small competition taking place.  This video that Chris produced will be possibly shown (as the winner) at the National AGM of the CFDC (Community Futures Development Corporation) from across Canada.

How can you help?
The voting process happens by you click into YouTube on this video and LIKE it.  In order to VOTE for this video you need to click on LIKE. BUT in order for the LIKE to be recorded – YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO YOUTUBE!

How can you Log In?
1 -If you already have a YouTube Account – you will be able to Click “Like”.
2 - If you have a Gmail account – you will be able to Click “Like” as well (YouTube recognizes Gmail and is connected to it)
3 - Don’t have that – then simply get a Gmail address from the Gmail people – it is free and one of the best email programs going. You do this by using your present email address in the registration process.  It is a GREAT BACKUP email program – i.e. have all your present emails forwarded to your new Gmail account – YOU WILL NEVER LOSE AN EMAIL AGAIN! AND IT IS FREE!!!!

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Today’s Blog Post
The Fireworks - Last Night in the Park
We arrived at 9:30 PM at Roger’s Cove in Peterborough.  It is a beautiful park sitting on the north shore of Little Lake.  It faces south on to the lake with the beautiful fountain just to the right.

Last night was the amazing Fireworks display to celebrate this Long Weekend in May – where we entitle it the “Victoria Day” weekend. The comical part is that very few of us ever think about the Old “Queen Victoria”, who is a relative of our present Queen Elizabeth… an earlier great grandmother(?) – who lived between 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901

But Canadians love a good holiday and any reason for a celebration – even a Queen that we hardly know anything about!!!!

For all the old Peterborough-ites that once lived here… these photos are for you. The Big Bangs and Kerpows cannot not be duplicated here for you. Sorry.

(The fact that this display of Fireworks is very much smaller than the ones that we used to watch in Asia when we lived there… that took a half dozen barges located in the Harbour of Hong Kong to set off a GaZillion dollars of Fireworks… doesn’t matter. This is Peterborough and we don’t a GaZillion Dollars!)

Here is some of the display for you to enjoy….

~ Murray Lincoln ~
BTW - some of the photos are shown with more space to the left - I cropped them that way to use as Screen Savers - which you are welcome to do.


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